Featured Slag lamp shade

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Bstaugler, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    Hi all. Wondering if anyone has ideas as to maker and time period for this shade. It is very heavy. I bought at an estate sale and just love it. I know it is not on original base. Someday maybe I’ll pair more suitably. Thank you. Betty
     

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  2. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

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    Hi Bstaugler,
    Welcome to the forums. Beautiful lamp, by the way. Make sure you choose FULL IMAGE when you upload your pics so everyone can see them like this. I have a similar lamp that I have not even shown here because I broke a piece of the slag glass out of it :(
    There are a lot of great people that may be able to help you find out more about it, so hang on and let them respond (from all over the world).
    I can tell you they are going to ask to see the underside of the base, the plug, and ask about ANY markings you can find on any part of the lamp.
    Enjoy
    One last thing...I love your screen behind the lamp, also...but if you photograph it with a solid contrasting color then when you search Google for images, it will not show you walls of stained glass! :joyful:
     
  3. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    Awesome. Thank you. I’ll take more photos . I appreciate the tip.
     
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  4. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    What are its dimensions? How wide is the shade? How tall does it stand?
     
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  5. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    Shade is 18” in diameter and 8” high. Base is not original to shade but in photo is 24” high.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i have no problem with that base...........:happy::happy:
     
  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    These are sometimes difficult to place. The first name that popped into my head was Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, or PLB&G as marked on some bases. Coincidentally, the first lamp that showed up in a Google search for that has a shade like yours, but it's an eBay listing, and most eBayers don't know jack sheet:

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  8. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    Thx! That’s amazing. I searched for hours last night and didn’t find that lamp. Appreciate the lead. I’ll explore those further names further.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I searched for hours last night and didn’t find that lamp.

    & now you get a feel for what we do !!!
    Nice lamp !!! :happy:
     
  10. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    Yes I do!! Much appreciated!!! And thank you. I really think it’s beautiful.
     
  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't the shade be marked on the inside somewhere on the metal edge?
     
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  12. Bstaugler

    Bstaugler Member

    I didn’t see anything. But may not know where to look.
     
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  13. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    If anyone could advise, I think it would be @sabre123 .
     
  14. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Many aren't marked. Tiffany did a good job with marking shades. Bradley and Hubbard was big on getting their mark on their work but don't know about shades. I'm just not sure about PLB&G.
     
  15. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  16. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    The O.P.'s lamp could easily be Pittsburgh. They marked a few, but not the majority. I'd say 1915-25. And yes, the shade and base make one fine marriage; I don't know if I would have questioned it had it not been pointed out.

    Incidentally, I've seen the base in Sabre's photo wedded to three or four different shades in the past 10 years. For some reason that base turns up often in the U.S. Midwest.

    Not to say that the photo isn't an all-original pairing, because it looks like it is. Still, with shade breakage marriages are more common than you'd suppose; I've seen a few that look as good or better than the original!

    Are we still talking about lamps? :)
     
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  17. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    What an excellent first experience with the group!
     
  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    fer a bit....... @Ghopper1924
    SIDEBAR...

    Is there only one shade that goes to any one base originally.....

    I have a Handel Bronze Lamp Base. Usually fitted with the Handel Egyptian style shade.....

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    BUT.......... there seem to be other original shades too.....

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    or is this just specific to Handel lamps...??????

    ( sadly the shades R not Mine...)
     
  19. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    That's a beauty, komo! Good luck with the shade hunt.
     
  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    IMG_0137.jpeg this'll have to do for now......those leaded glass puppies can be pricey.....and easier to bust than bronze !! LOL !!!!
    Thanks, Sabre !
     
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